Episode 148 – Love in the Age of Information

In this episode, the geeks discuss what it’s like to try to meet that special someone in the information age. Has all this connectivity brought us all closer together, or is it harder than ever to find The Right One now that there are so many options?

The candles really bring out your pixels...

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Savage Worlds
Adventure Game Store
Terry Pratchett dies at 66
Dapper Day
Neato Robot Vacuum

The NEWStravaganza -
Conservative Christian Rewrites Harry Potter
Chuck Wendig to Write Star Wars: Aftermath
Apple Watch Clones
MTS Briefcase
The Nintendo NX
Thunder Plains on Change.org
Spear of Longinus
Con Man

Show Notes -
Soul Geek
Geek 2 Geek
Plenty of Fish
OKCupid
Second Life
Con Speed Dating
AI on Tinder at SXSW

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Episode 147 – Alison Freakin’ Haislip!

This week, The Nerdstravaganza gang sits down with geek icon Alison Haislip to compare notes on what it was like growing up as a nerd. Honestly, we don’t even care if you listen… we got to hang out with Alison Freakin’ Haislip!!!

Alison Freakin' Haislip!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Exploding Kittens’ Kitten Consul
The Alchemist Coffee
International Mobile Gaming Awards
House of Cards
Journey
Lastronaut
CHAPPIE Trailer
Neato Robotics
Napping Woman Attacked by Robot Vacuum
Dapper Day

The NEWStravaganza -
Kepler Discovers Planet in “Habitable Zone” of Another Star
Miami to get Nation’s Largest Mall
Cards Against Originality
Felicia Day’s 48 Hour Twitch Marathon
Apple Watch
Tim Burton to Direct Live Action “Dumbo”
PlayStation4 Sales Surpass 20 Million Units
Superhydrophobic Paint
Spaghetti and Balls

Show Notes -
Lord of the Rings
Vin Diesel and Dungeons & Dragons
4 Points
Graham Moore’s “Stay Weird” Oscar Speech
Ali Minus 20
Alison Haislip on Twitter
Alison Haislip on Instagram
AlisonHaislip.com

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Episode 146 – Raising Funds by Moonlight

Combining two of our greatest passions – crowd funding and cosplay – The Nerdstravaganza Podcast is excited to sit down with Coffee Queen Cosplay and Kikiama Cosplay to discuss their K-pop music video project currently on Kickstarter – Senshi Galaxy Supernova Kickstarter. Sit back and relax as they regale us all with stories of making their dream project perfect, their first conventions, favorite costumes, and more!

Senshi Galaxy Supernova

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
f.lux
Senshi Galaxy Supernova Practice
Unpub
Florida Renaissance Festival
Summer Cosplay
Tate’s Comics
Disney’s Pirate Beds
Dapper Day

The NEWStravaganza -
Music Your Cat Will Love
Age of Ultron – Trailer 03
Jared Leto as The Joker
AVG’s Facial Recognition Invisibility Glasses
Jet Lag on Mars
Leonard Nimoy Dies at 83
EA Shuts Down Maxis
HTC Vive VR Glasses

Show Notes -
Senshi Galaxy Supernova Kickstarter
Coffee Queen Cosplay
Kikiama Cosplay
MEW21 Cosplay
Girls’ Generation Galaxy Supernova
Unique Cosplay Props
Saphyre Daze Cosplay
J.Hart Design
Lomelindi Productions

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Episode 145 – Tolkienism

Inspired by numerous discussions of the superfluous token character, Tauriel, the Ganza crew enlist the help of qualified guest host, OHCATRINA, to lend them some chromosomal credibility as they discuss diversity in entertainment.

Up the diversity by seven!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
AGS Tabletop Day
Spider Gwen #1
MoviePilot.com, where Catrina was just promoted!
Darth Vader #2
Titans of Empyrean
X-Wing Scum and Villainy Releases
X Wing Squadron Builder
Battletech Alpha Strike
Mice and Mystics
Walt Disney World

The NEWStravaganza -
Duck Tales Reboot
Kanye West Video Game
Nicolas Cage starring in Snowden Biopic
Real Life Batman Suit
GRR Martin on GoT TV Series
Hemingwrite – Distraction-free Typewriter
Orphan Black Comic
Aquaman Posters
Mars Sunset Vine
Human Head Transplant
Stormtroopers at the Oscars not screen accurate
Black Spiderman – Donald Glover

Show Notes -
Catrina’s Site
Catrina’s Work
Catrina’s Podcast
Catrina’s Twitchiness
Northstar is Gay
Young Avengers #2
Dragon Age’s Trans Character
Hollywood Reporter Diversity Study
Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica
Amanda Waller from Arrow
Marvel’s Thor
Tauriel
Non-reading List

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Episode 144 – efiL eviL

Harkening back to their childhoods, the Ganza Gang ask what ever happened to the wild-eyed wonder of space exploration. After ranting about Luddites for a bit, they then move on to trying to solve the problem, brainstorming ideas to make space travel cool again.

Yvan Eht Nioj

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Cyclades
Kemet
Second Bloom
Darth Vader #1
Titans of Empyrean
Shock Pop Comic Con
Wizard World
WWE

The NEWStravaganza -
Amazon’s New Original Series
Meet the Mars 100
Life on Earth Seeded by Aliens?
Snail Teeth: Stronger Than You’d Think
Amazing Amiibo Sales

Show Notes -
NASA
Hip Implants
Gerald R Ford Class Aircraft Carrier
NASA’s Budget History
The Space Race
Planetary Resources Inc, Asteroid Miners

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Episode 143 – Don’t Quit Your Day Job

With the real world keeping Tom from gaming and Chris from podcasting, the nerds reflect on what the perfect job for each of them might be. So pull up a red Swingline and join in the daydreaming, just don’t do anything that would jeopardize your 9-5!

I was told I could listen to my podcast at a reasonable volume...

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Fidelitas
Kenneth Hite at the Adventure Game Store
Jupiter Ascending
Star Realms Card Box
The Dead & The Dying
Star Wars #2
Uber
Emerald City Comicon

The NEWStravaganza -
New York’s Subway Genetic Material
Shadow Realms Development Ended
Spider-Man Joins MCU
Disney’s “Ambitious” Star Wars Theme Park
The New Generation of Colossals
BattleBots Return to ABC
Live-Action Zelda

Show Notes -
Walt Disney Imagineering
Gaming Pub
Geek Tourism

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Episode 142 – The Nearly Lost Kingdoms

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, the tale of a fateful episode that started from a USB port aboard a tiny chip… We all know how that song ends, but thankfully we have a much happier ending to share with you today – We recently sat down with special guests Doug and Ivan from Nine Kingdoms games to learn about their latest gaming projects and Kickstarter campaigns, but the recording was horribly damaged in a freak ion storm on the moons on Betelgeuse IV… or something like that, I kinda zone out when the IT guys get technical… Luckily, the back up gods were smiling on us, and though not as high quality, we were able to save the day with a secondary file. So grab your favorite seat and settle in for another episode full of laughs and nerd rage as we discus the whys and whens of reboots and re-imaginings.

I mean... ok, fine... SOMEONE knew where it was...

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Barbie Dreamhouse
Legendary
Unpub
Tasty Minstrel Games
Krosmaster
Save the Sci Fi: The Next Generation
Kingsport Festival
One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak

The NEWStravaganza -
Fight for Space
SFWA Opens up Membership
Hate E-mails with Richard Dawkins
Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer
Lego Enterprise
BMW Security Patch

Show Notes -
Nine Kingdoms
Titans of Empyrean
Gothic Doctor
Keep Calm

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Episode 141 – Kenneth Hite at The Adventure Game Store and Dragon’s Lair

We interrupt our regular broadcast to bring you an incredibly special episode! Thanks to our friendly neighborhood gaming store, The Adventure Game Store we recently had the chance to sit down with award-winning game designer and author Kenneth Hite! Mr. Hite was kind enough to give us a few minutes of his time before an appearance at the store, and the results are amazing. If you’re interested in pulp fiction, the C’thulhu mythos, or role playing games at all, you should not miss this!

The Dracula Dossier

Show Notes -
Kenneth Hite on Facebook
Kenneth Hite on Twitter
The Day After Ragnarok
The Dracula Dossier
Night’s Black Agents
The Adventure Game Store

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